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ARKANSAS AT A GLANCE

MAPPING
ARKANSAS’ Every day, we learn what works

EDUCATIONAL
so students can make greater
Source: National Center
for Education Statistics progress. Six years after No Child
(NCES), Common Core
of Data, 2004-05 School Left Behind's passage – and mid-

PROGRESS 2008
Year
way to the nation's goal of having
ARKANSAS STUDENTS students on grade level or better
Arkansas United States in reading and math by 2014 –
Total Students 474,206 49,676,964 we have collected more data than
Low-Income Students 52.9% 40.9%
ever before about the academic
performance of our students and
Limited English Proficient 4.4% 8.5%
schools. This information enables
Students with Disabilities 12.3% 13.6%
Source: National Center For Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data, 2005-06 School Year
all of us to chart where we are as
individual states and as a nation
and to map a course of action for
ARKANSAS SCHOOLS future progress. The foundation
Arkansas United States
of our success will depend on our
Number of Schools 1,138 98,905
Schools Making Adequate Yearly Progress 633 (61.7%) 64,546 (70%)
continued commitment to the
Schools in Need of Improvement 239 10,676 following core principles:
Schools in Restructuring 53 2,302  High Standards
Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 & NCES CCD, 2005-06  Annual Assessments
 Accountability for Results
ARKANSAS FACTS AND FIGURES  Highly Qualified Teachers in
Total NCLB Funding (2007): $199,781,969; a 56% increase over 2001 levels Every Classroom (HQT)
Public AYP Release Date: August 2007
Testing System Status:  Information and Options
 Approved Approval Expected Approval Pending for Parents

 All Children on Grade Level By
ARKANSAS TEACHERS 2014

Source: Consolidated State Performance Reports, 2006-07

For more information visit www.ed.gov


ARKANSAS’ RECORD OF ACHIEVEMENT PREPARING ARKANSAS STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS
Reading Achievement for 2006-2007
Arkansas 4th Graders Arkansas 8th Graders
State Data– NAEP Data– NAEP Data– State Data– NAEP Data– NAEP Data–
% Proficient % Basic % Proficient % Proficient % Basic % Proficient
The Averaged
The Freshman
All 58% 64% 29% 63% 70% 25% percentage Graduation Rate
of high school (AFGR) is a reliable
White 67% 74% 36% 71% 79% 32% students who definition for
graduate as comparing across
Black 37% 35% 9% 44% 43% 8%
reported by the states the
Hispanic 44% 48% 16% 49% 60% 15% the state. percentage of
students who
Low Income 47% 50% 17% 52% 58% 15% graduate on time.

Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07 Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Math Achievement for 2006-2007 (NCES)

Arkansas 4th Graders Arkansas 8th Graders


Arkansas Nation
State Data– NAEP Data– NAEP Data– State Data– NAEP Data– NAEP Data–
% Proficient % Basic % Proficient % Proficient % Basic % Proficient High School Students Taking Advanced Placement Exams 8,161 666,067
Source: College Board (30.6%) (24.2%)
All 65% 81% 37% 48% 65% 24%

White 74% 89% 46% 57% 74% 31%

Black 42% 56% 12% 22% 42% 9%

Hispanic 77% 22% 38% 46% 8%


OPTIONS FOR PARENTS
54%

Low Income 55% 73% 24% 34% 54% 14%


# of Eligible % of Eligible Arkansas % of Eligible Students
Source: Arkansas Testing Data and 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Data
Arkansas Students Students Participating Participating Nationally
Tutoring Not Available Not Available 529,627 (14.5%)
Choice 105,807 399 (0.4%) 119,988 (2.2%)
Source: Consolidated State Performance Report, 2006-07
ACHIEVEMENT TRENDS
FLEXIBILITY OPTIONS FOR STATES–ARKANSAS
Teacher Incentive
Fund Not Participating
Limited English
Proficient Partnership Participating
Flexibility for Students
with Disabilities Not Participating

Tutoring Pilot Not Participating


Growth Model Participating
Districts in Need of
Improvement Pilot Not Participating
Source: State Test Data, Consolidated State Performance Report: 2006-07